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Countywide Collaborative Effort Results in Dozens of Arrests

Representatives from each police municipality in Kankakee County, in addition to the IL State Police, KAMEG, the United States Marshals Service and the Tri-County Auto Theft Task Force worked collectively yesterday during a countywide effort to apprehend fugitives and otherwise prevent crime.  During the effort, local law enforcement attempted 137 outstanding arrest warrants, resulting in over…

Illinois Sheriffs’ Association Announces Scholarships

The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association announces that it will be awarding over $58,000 in college scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2021-2022 academic year. The scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books and fees only. The student must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution of higher learning within the State of…

Medical Staff At JCDC Tends To Multiple Detainees Test Positive For The Coronavirus

The full-time Medical Department of the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office is working vigorously to treat multiple detainees at the Jerome Combs Detention Center after several began displaying symptoms of the COVID-19 virus.

“Only one particular housing unit has been affected at this point,” said Sheriff Mike Downey.  “Thankfully, we are in possession of the Abbott Rapid Test that…

Thanksgiving Weekend Traffic Enforcement Results in 80 Citations

Throughout the course of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office, like many other local municipalities, participated in traffic enforcement, particularly in an effort to crack down on impaired and distracted driving.

The detail resulted in 55 vehicles being stopped, resulting in 80 citations to include:

10 Citations for Failing to Wear Seatbelt(s);1…

Several Fugitives and Multiple Weapons Recovered in Yesterday’s Joint-Operation with U.S. Marshal’s Service

Sheriff’s deputies were assisted by the United States Marshal’s Service Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force of Central IL and Parole Agents from the IL Department of Corrections yesterday during several warrant executions, predominately in the Pembroke Township area.  During the joint-operation, officers located 9 firearms, two of which were identified as stolen, along with many…

Circuit Clerk Traffic Division Temporary Change

A clerk in the traffic division of the circuit clerk’s office has tested positive for the Covid virus. In an abundance of caution, we have requested the traffic clerks quarantine at home through November 9, 2020. Traffic services will be handled in the Circuit Clerk’s Main Office in room 209 of the Kankakee Courthouse. Traffic Court will maintain their regular court call in courtrooms 109…

Successful Crime Reduction & Prevention Effort

Multiple law enforcement agencies in Kankakee County collaborated yesterday in a countywide effort to reduce crime, apprehend fugitives of the law and promote safety throughout Kankakee County by reducing violence.  The countywide effort resulted in 20 arrests, which included Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Possession of a Defaced Firearm, Aggravated Driving Under the Influence and…

US Marshals Conduct Local Sex Offender Compliance Checks

Local police agencies were assisted by the US Marshals’ Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force last week, as compliance checks were conducted on local sex offenders throughout Kankakee County. Over the course of the week, almost 300 compliance checks were performed, which resulted in 35 violators. Numerous violators will be charged federally, while others will face local charges,as a…

Sheriff Warns Rural Residents of On-Going Scams in Area

Sheriff Mike Downey is warning area residents, particularly those in the rural Grant Park area, of several reports of similar scams in the area.  In one instance, the victim received an unsolicited knock on the door by a subject claiming to be an employee of ComEd wishing to discuss property lines with the homeowner in an effort to remove the homeowner from the unsecured…

US Marshal’s Service Assist Sheriff’s Office with Apprehension of Fugitive

Kankakee County Sheriff Mike Downey has announced the apprehension of 28-year old Terrence Roundtree. The Sheriff’s Office worked in conjunction with the US Marshal’s Service Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force to take Roundtree into custody in the Limestone area earlier yesterday morning. Authorities have been searching for Roundtree since a warrant was issued for his arrest on…

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